Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 13 to 15 inches at the withers, Females – 13 to 15 inches at the withers
Weight
30 to 40 lbs.
Coat
Medium
Color
White with any combination of lemon, orange, black, sable, tricolor, or grizzle markings
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a French scent hound developed in the 16th century to hunt small game over difficult terrain. This vivacious, outgoing breed is confident, happy and willing to please. The PBGV is best-suited for experienced dog owners with older children and fenced yards. A pack hound, he gets along well with other dogs and generally is happiest in their company. The breed does best with daily exercise.

Did you know?

The name of this breed in French reveals much about his characteristics: Petit means small; Basset means low to the ground; Griffon means rough or wire coated; and Vendéen is the area of France where the breed originated.

Training Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens

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